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Flag for Tonga July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:10 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 7:10 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Nukualofa, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:14 AM Jul 287:10 AM Jul 287:12 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:14:47 AM254°West-southwest11.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NukualofaJul 28 at 7:10:00 AM250°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nukualofa would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJul 28 at 7:12:28 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 7:24:27 AM249°West-southwest1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 8:30:15 AM242°West-southwest16.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 9:21:44 AM235°Southwest26.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:13:11 AM226°Southwest35.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 11:19:00 AM211°South-southwest44.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 12:28:38 PM189°South50.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Nukualofa.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nukualofa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100